‘The Invisible Republic’ Trailer Drops

When war besieges the unrecognized Republic of Artsakh (Karabakh), writer and photographer Lika takes cover in a bunker — and begins to write a diary. Little does she know that her words will become not only the definitive chronicle of the brutal 44-day war, but also a universal portrait of […]

Cannes Premiere of ‘THE LAST MOVIE STARS’

From The Hollywood Reporter: Early in The Last Movie Stars, a longform documentary that manages to be both meta and charming, cerebral and deeply felt, Ethan Hawke is geeking out on Zoom with some of his fellow actors. The object of their professional appreciation and endearing enthusiasm is Paul Newman […]

‘Meltdown: Three Mile Island’ Is a Methodical Look at an American Disaster

“Meltdown: Three Mile Island” is launching on Netflix to great reviews, including today’s from VARIETY: The partial meltdown at the nuclear power plant at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania in 1979 was a perfect coalescing of factors in two senses. First, a series of cascading mechanical and human errors brought […]

The Last Movie Stars @ SXSW

SXSW previewed the first episode of “The Last Movie Stars” today at The Paramount Theater at SXSW. Richard Linklater was there to do the Q&A with Ethan. From IndieWire. With five additional chapters to “The Last Movie Stars” still to go, it’s unknown whether the doc will maintain the balance […]

Make|Shift wins a Clio

Today we learned that our branded feature documentary Make|Shift won a Clio for Branded Entertainment & Content within the Business-to-Business category. alongside mega-brands like NFL, Chipotle, Amazon, Google and the Simpsons. Only 11 projects in the world medaled.

“The Cleaner” Premiere

Congratulations to Matt Prekop and Erin Elders… The world premiere of their film “The Cleaner” took place at the Catalina Film Festival as the festival’s closing night film at the historic Avalon Theater.  King Orba was awarded Best ACTOR for the festival. Screen Magazine calls the film “a taut and moving […]


“Whirlybird” opens this weekend in major markets. Some early reviews: “Whirlybird” proves a memorably evocative time capsule of 1980s and ’90s Los Angeles and the people who made – and captured – the news, as well as a stirring portrait of regret. — Los Angeles Times Drawing on an amazing […]

Boys State Nominated for an Emmy

BOYS STATE directors/producers Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine from this morning following their two Emmy nominations this morning for Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Special and Outstanding Directing For A Documentary/Nonfiction Program. “Our journey with Boys State has been one of continuous surprise. This latest turn of events is as thrilling as […]

AMERICAN MOVIE on the Criterion Channel

American Movie will be arriving on The Criterion Channel in July. Their synopsis: “It takes a village to make a movie, but when that village is Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, the results are bizarre, comical, and quintessentially American. With the help of his mother, his eighty-two-year-old uncle, and a local cast […]

Make/Shift honored by Webby’s

Just got word that make/SHIFT was named a 2021 Webby Honoree for video/documentary. That puts us in the top 9 finalists of the year (others included Roblox, Google, National Geographic and WebMD).  Congratulations to Casey Suchan, Matt Prekop, Tim Cawley, and the entire team who worked on this amazing piece […]

The Oxy Kingpins Premieres at Virtual SXSW

 From Variety: “The Oxy Kingpins” is a documentary that feels like it could be a Martin Scorsese movie. It’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” meets “The Insider” — the story of a scurrilous illegal business, and one of the hotshot thrill junkies who rode it to riches, and how […]

World’s last Blockbuster video store more popular after Netflix show

First, it debuted at the #4 position on Netflix Most Watched Movie’s list, and now comes this news on The Last Blockbuster, from The Chicago Tribune: “Since the documentary aired March 15, people from all over the world have sent flowers and called the store just to say “thank you” […]

Film Threat Explores Make|Shift

Just before the pandemic hit last year, we finished a documentary about advertising (produced for WP Engine) called Make|SHIFT. It is hitting streaming platforms this week. Launching to some great press and attention, our favorite so far is this above FILM THREAT interview between the iconic Chris Gore and the […]

Murder Among the Mormons Launches with a Bang

In addition to making the top 10 this week on Netflix in it’s debut week, the latest Netflix true-crime hit documentary Murder Among the Mormons is also a critical smash. We are proud to congratulate Matt Prekop for his work as editor of “Murder Among the Mormons”, working with the […]

Truth to Power in Theaters and on VOD

On March 19, Oscilloscope Laboratories will release Truth to Power, an acclaimed documentary on Serj Tankian, the Grammy-winning lead singer of System Of A Down. With exclusive interviews, adventures, and original footage personally filmed by Serj, TRUTH TO POWER allows audiences backstage access to an international rock star whose faith […]

Greenwich Buys Sundance Doc ‘Whirlybird’

From Deadline: Greenwich Entertainment (Echo in the Canyon, Free Solo) has acquired U.S. rights to Whirlybird from A&E IndieFilms. The doc, which premiered at last year’s Sundance, is the feature debut of Matt Yoka. It follows a husband-and-wife news helicopter team who covered some of Los Angeles’ most historic events. Encompassing […]

“The Oxy Kingpins” to Premiere at Virtual SXSW

From the LA Times: One year after COVID shut it down, the SXSW Film Festival announces full virtual lineup: Documentary Feature Competition: “Kid Candidate” directed by Jasmine Stodel; “Lily Topples The World” directed by Jeremy Workman; “Not Going Quietly” directed by Nicholas Bruckman; “The Oxy Kingpins” directed by Brendan FitzGerald; […]

IDA Awards Announced

The International Documentary Association has announced the nominees for its 36th Annual IDA Documentary Awards, and a certain streaming service dominates. Boys State is nominated for BEST EDITING, and I Am Not Alone is nominated for BEST WRITING. The nominees are: Best Editing Boys State (USA / Apple, A24) Crip […]

Oscar Season is Here

The Hollywood Reporter cites both Boy’s State and I Am Not Alone as top contenders for this years Best Documentary award. From the article: “I Am Not Alone chronicles the incredible story of the recent Armenian revolution, is absolutely outstanding — stranger than fiction and tremendously inspiring.” “Boys State, the winner of […]


The film about the 2018 “Velvet Revolution” announces LA, NYC, DC, and Boston release LOS ANGELES—I Am Not Alone, the award-winning film about the 2018 “Velvet Revolution” in Armenia released its official trailer on Wednesday and announced its United States theatrical release. After sweeping awards at the Toronto International Film […]

TRUTH TO POWER to Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival

We are excited to announce that Truth to Power, a film edited by our own Michael Vollmann, will be premiering at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival. In 2001, the band System Of A Down partnered with music producer Rick Rubin to record their sophomore album. Against all odds, and during one […]

Boys State & Whirlybird are both Sundance Winners

Congrats to Boys State for winning the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary, and Whirlybird producers Diane Becker & Melanie Miller who won the Producers Award for Documentary Features. The full list of winners appears below: U.S. DRAMATIC COMPETITION Grand Jury Prize: “Minari” Audience Award: “Minari” Directing: Radha Blank, “The 40-Year-Old […]

Boys State Sets Record Festival Sale

Apple and A24 have acquired worldwide rights to the documentary Boys State, a political coming-of-age story which examines the health of American democracy. A source pegged the deal at $12 million, which marks the largest sale for a documentary ever at a festival. A24 will release the film theatrically. The […]


Whirlybird premieres at Sundance to rave reviews. From the Hollywood Reporter: “Unflinching and often exhilarating.” “Zoey Tur’s reign as Los Angeles’ preeminent eye-in-the-sky helicopter reporter preceded my own arrival here, but her presence in the semi-recent run of documentaries tied to the O.J. Simpson trial and to the L.A. riots […]

The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann Scores in Netflix Ratings

Netflix has unveiled its most popular titles internationally with true-crime doc The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann topping the UK list. In the United States, The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann ranked as the seventh most popular documentary on Netflix. As reported in DEADLINE, “The streamer hasn’t officially revealed the methodology, but the […]

Two New Projects in Sundance Doc Competition

This just in — we are excited to have two films in the Sundance Documentary competition this year. Whirlybird Dir: Matt Yoka; Editor, Brian Palmer; Story Supervisor, Barry Poltermann; Additional Editing, Erin Elders; Assistant Editor, Dan Black.Soaring above the chaotic spectacle of ‘80s and ‘90s Los Angeles, a young couple revolutionized […]

“The Animal People” Los Angeles Premiere

After it’s debut at the Austin Film Festival last month, this weekend our own Casey Suchan, Sasha Perry and Brian Palmer brought “The Animal People” to Los Angeles at the Santa Monica Film Festival. They were joined for the West Coast premiere by Executive Producer Joaquin Phoenix.

Third Audience Award of Three Festivals for “I Am Not Alone”

People seem to like this one. “AFI Fest said Friday that I Am Not Alone, Garin Hovannisian’s documentary about the 2018 Armenian revolution, won this year’s feature film Audience Award, topping the list of prizes given for the annual festival that wrapped its run last night in Hollywood.

“I Am Not Alone” wins DocNYC Audience Award

From Realscreen: Audiences at the 10th annual DOC NYC documentary film festival have selected I Am Not Alone as the Audience Award winner, voted in from among all new features at the fest. I Am Not Alone (pictured) is directed by Garin Hovannisian and follows former Armenian political prisoner turned Member of Parliament […]

“I Am Not Alone” wins Audience Award at TIFF

Premiering earlier this week, I AM NOT ALONE was a breakout film at the Toronto International Film Festival, winning first-runner up for the The Grolsch People’s Choice Documentary Award and garnering rave reviews. From the Hollywood Reporter: “Had they unfolded in a work of fiction, the events of I Am Not […]

“Don’t Break Down” Released

From ROLLING STONE. “Jawbreaker, the influential post-hardcore band who notched the Number Four album on Rolling Stone’s 40 Greatest Emo Albums of All Time with 1995’s Dear You, are now the subject of a documentary that is finally getting a wide release. Filmmakers first teased the picture, Don’t Break Down, two years ago but it […]

Jimmy Fallon and AMERICAN MOVIE

Jimmy Fallon sat down with Rotten Tomatoes to make a list of his five favorite comedy movies ever. This movie is called American Movie, and it’s a documentary comedy. Man, oh man, I remember seeing this film with Horatio Sanz: we were in the theater, and we were crying so […]

“Red, White & Wasted” Premieres at Tribeca Film Festival

Editor Michael Vollmann was on hand at the Tribeca Film Festival yesterday for the world premiere of “Red, White & Wasted”. Early review from FILM PULSE: “Red, White & Wasted is an entertaining and, dare I say, fascinating look into this world that many of us simply aren’t a part of, […]

“The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann” drops on Netflix

Launching tomorrow on Netflix — we were honored to be brought in as part of the team of editors to help put this mammoth undertaking together. From The Atlantic: “Over eight episodes, available on Netflix on March 15, the series compiles a staggering amount of information, patching together archival news […]


The Blood is at the Doorstep has had an inspired festival run and is finally available streaming as of today on SundanceNow, and is available to rent on iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, VuduFans, Xbox & PlayStation starting September 28th. Here are some of the awards we’ve picked up over the last year for this amazing film. AWARDS The Hollywood […]

Jim & Andy gets an Emmy nomination

We are excited to announce that Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond has just been nominated for an Emmy in the category of “Documentary or Nonfiction Special”. The competition is tough!  The nominees are: Icarus Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond — Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony […]

Netflix buys JIM & ANDY

From Variety: Netflix has bought worldwide rights to “Jim & Andy,” Chris Smith’s documentary about Jim Carrey’s portrayal of comedian Andy Kaufman. The deal was announced Monday at the Toronto International Film Festival. The movie uses approximately 100 hours of footage shot on the set of “Man on the Moon” […]

“Jim & Andy” Premieres in Venice

Yesterday Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Jim & Andy was edited by September Club working with Vice Documentary Films. From Variety: “Man on the Moon” remains one of the most misunderstood great movies of the ’90s (a lot of people just saw it as Carrey […]

Jawbreaker Premiere in San Francisco

The band was on hand last night for the San Francisco premiere of Don’t Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker. Edited by Erin Elders and co-produced by Dan Didier. Don’t Break Down has been over a decade in the making, with the release of the film coinciding with the band’s […]

First Clip From the Definitive Jawbreaker Documentary Released

Don’t Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker. The new September Club documentary about one of the most influential acts of the 1990’s new punk scene has been in the works for ten years. The film explores the trajectory of the band’s career. In addition to interviews with the band members and […]